The Herrington Inn & Spa - Big Woods Marmion

1- or 2-Night Stay at The Herrington Inn & Spa in Geneva, IL

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19th-Century Creamery Turned AAA Four Diamond Inn

Typically, cow statues don't evoke romance. But Unbridling Beatrix_—a colorful statue with scenes from Shakespeare's _Romeo and Juliet painted on it from neck to hoof—is no ordinary cow. As a showpiece from Chicago's Cows on Parade exhibit, Beatrix enchanted the owners of Geneva’s The Herrington Inn & Spa. The former 19th-century riverfront creamery was transformed into a boutique hotel that exudes Old World romanticism and has won AAA's Four Diamond award for the past 20 years. Beatrix embodies the property's past and present, an ideal match to serve as hotel mascot inside the inn's lobby.

Up the lobby's grand staircase, the inn's posh guest rooms contain private fireplaces, marble-accented bathrooms, and balconies that overlook the Fox River. In river premier rooms, heated floors and marble fireplaces keep winter chills at bay. Each night in your room, enjoy fresh cookies, milk, and a lullaby reading from the concierge after the complimentary turndown service.

At the inn's bar, Herrington's resident sommeliers have crafted an expansive wine list that ranges from Argentine reds to Columbia Valley whites; the list earned the restaurant an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator in 2011. On request, the executive chef of the inn's Atwater's Restaurant creates a private, custom fine-dining experience on a waterfront gazebo for up to eight guests. Elsewhere, the staff at the Spa at The Herrington perform exfoliating facials, relaxing massages, and energizing body treatments. With so many amenities to luxuriate in, a stay at The Herrington makes a great holiday gift to share with a significant other.

Geneva, Illinois: Small-Town Shopping and Art on the Outskirts of Chicagoland

Nestled in the heart of the verdant Fox River Valley, idyllic Geneva lies about 36 miles west of Chicago's Loop area, but its laid-back rural vibe seems a world away from the city. Along the river is the Fox River Trail, a hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing path that connects a string of scenic riverfront towns.

Around the corner from the Herrington, historical buildings and tree-lined streets define downtown Geneva; its 200 specialty shops include artisanal jewelers, chic women's clothing stores, and boutique eateries. Pop into Graham’s for renowned handcrafted chocolates and ice cream. The 68-foot Fabyan Windmill, built by German immigrants in the 1850s and recently restored with timber from the Netherlands, lies along the river to the south of town. On the first Friday of every month, Geneva's residents take a self-guided art walk through nine area galleries, which open their doors to serve refreshments, host live performances, and show off their portraits of mustachioed news anchors. Down the street, the Geneva History Center delves into the city's past as an agricultural hub as the Kane County seat.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two. Click here to see all options.

Policies and Fees

Book by: 2/10/14
Travel window:12/22/13–4/30/14

  • Blackout dates: not valid 12/20–12/21, 12/27, 12/31, 1/8/14, 1/11/14, 2/8/14, or 2/14/14–2/15/14
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 48-hour cancellation notice or fee of applicable 1 night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 11% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Onsite fine-dining restaurant
  • Onsite spa
  • Heated floors and fireplaces
  • Resident sommeliers
  • Turndown service with cookies and milk
  • Daily complimentary European continental-breakfast buffet
  • Complimentary WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 2/10/14 for Options 1–4 or 12/19/13 for Options 5 and 6 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 12/15/13–12/19/13 or 12/22/13–4/30/14, depending on option purchased
  • Not valid 12/20–12/21, 12/27, 12/31, 1/8/14, 1/11/14, 2/8/14, or 2/14/14–2/15/14
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 48-hour cancellation notice or fee of applicable 1-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 11% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

In All Included Rooms

  • Fireplace
  • Balcony
  • Whirlpool

Courtyard Rooms

  • One king bed or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $15 for rollaway for each additional guest

River Deluxe Rooms and River Premier Rooms (Waterfront Rooms)

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $15 for rollaway for an additional guest

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $15 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 39 miles from O'Hare International Airport (ORD); about 46 miles from Midway International Airport (MDW)
  • By car: about 43 miles west of Chicago

Customer Reviews

613 Ratings

The room, the food, the ambiance. Everything was top drawer!
Jeanie V. · 2 days ago
They treat you like royalty! Beautiful rooms
Denise M. · November 10, 2017
Loved the attention to detail. The milk and cookies and turn down service was fabulous.
Diana C. · August 14, 2017
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